calendar year


Definition of calendar year 

1 : a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year

2 : a period of time equal in length to that of the year in the calendar conventionally in use

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Comcast's net loss in video subscribers was 151,000 in calendar year 2017, according to Leichtman Research Group. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast won’t give new speed boost to Internet users who don’t buy TV service," 30 Apr. 2018 Roughly 1,100 Secret Service employees will work overtime hours in excess of a statutory pay cap during calendar year 2017., "Secret Service Out of Overtime Money for 1,100 Employees," 22 Aug. 2017 Chris Tillman’s 22-start winless streak lasted 10 days shy of an entire calendar year, so earning his first victory since May 7 had to feel encouraging for the long-struggling Orioles right-hander. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Tillman tosses seven scoreless, one-hit innings as Orioles end skid with 6-0 win over Tigers," 27 Apr. 2018 The deal, which is expected to close within 30 days, will be worth between $75 million and $110 million, depending on how Quartz’s financial performance for the rest of this calendar year, according to the announcement. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Is what's good for General Motors still good for the country?," 3 July 2018 Under the Obama administration, the yearly apprehensions on the Southwest border declined by 35 percent from calendar year 2008, the year before President Obama took office, through the end of 2016. Lori Robertson, USA TODAY, "Illegal immigration: Separating the facts from fiction," 30 June 2018 The chair traditionally serves a one year term based on the calendar year., "Business Movers: Rose Festival CEO named 2018 World Board Chair of the IFEA," 10 Jan. 2018 The 2017 Only in Cleveland Moment of the Year was a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma CLEVELAND, Ohio - During the course of a calendar year, there are moments in Cleveland sports, and then there are moments that are Cleveland sports. Dan Labbe,, "Projecting the Browns' starting lineup on defense," 17 Jan. 2018 These new legislative caucus committees would be treated like political parties, which are capped at accepting $36,500 in contributions from each outside source per calendar year. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "More campaign money could flow to California legislative leaders under new bill," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of calendar year

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Financial Definition of calendar year

What It Is

The calendar year is the period between January 1 and December 31.

How It Works

If Company XYZ starts its fiscal year on January 1 and ends its fiscal year on December 31, then Company XYZ's fiscal year is said to be on a calendar year basis. Many companies align their fiscal years with the calendar year, but many don't. For example, Company 123 might start its fiscal year on October 1 and end on September 30.

Why It Matters

It is important for investors to know whether a company uses the calendar year or another period for their fiscal year, especially when comparing companies in seasonal industries.

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English Language Learners Definition of calendar year

: the period of time from January 1 to December 31

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